February 15, 1970


This almanac page for Sunday, February 15, 1970, pulls together various records created by the federal government and links to additional resources which can provide context about the events of the day.

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Schedule and Public Documents

  • The Daily Diary files represent a consolidated record of the President's activities. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    The President's day began at Grand Cay, Bahama Islands

  • The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents.

    No Federal Register published on this date

Archival Holdings

  • The H. R. Haldeman Diaries consists of seven handwritten diaries, 36 dictated diaries recorded as sound recordings, and two handwritten audio cassette tape subject logs. The diaries and logs reflect H. R. Haldeman’s candid personal record and reflections on events, issues, and people encountered during his service in the Nixon White House. As administrative assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, Haldeman attended and participated in public events and private meetings covering the entire scope of issues in which the Nixon White House engaged in during the years 1969-1973. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

  • The National Archives Catalog is the online portal to the records held at the National Archives, and information about those records. It is the main way of describing our holdings and also provides access to electronic records and digitized versions of our holdings. 

    The Catalog searches across multiple National Archives resources at once, including archival descriptions, digitized and electronic records, authority records, and web pages from and the Presidential Libraries. The Catalog also allows users to contribute to digitized historical records through tagging and transcription.

    Nixon Library Holdings

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National Security Documents

  • The President's Daily Brief is the primary vehicle for summarizing the day-to-day sensitive intelligence and analysis, as well as late-breaking reports, for the White House on current and future national security issues. Read "The President's Daily Brief: Delivering Intelligence to Nixon and Ford" to learn more.

    • No President's Daily Brief delivered on this date
  • The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Visit the State Department website for more information.

    Vol. E-5, Part 1, Documents on Sub-Saharan Africa, 1969-1972

    Nigerian Civil War

    • 184. Memorandum for the Record , Washington, February 15, 1970

      National Security Staffer Richard Kennedy reported on his Nigerian visit from January 26 to February 5. He stated that there was widespread malnutrition in the former Biafran enclave but it varied from village to village. There was enough food, but insufficient transportation. Organization of the relief effort was all but chaotic. The attitude of the Embassy seemed to be somewhat “business as usual.” He saw a conflict between the Embassyʼs desire for good relations and an expanded relief operation.

      Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 742, Country Files, Africa, Nigeria, Vol. I. Secret; NODIS.

    • 185. Telegram 1699 From the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State, Lagos, February 15, 1970, 0955Z

      Ambassador Trueheart believed that U.S. pressures on the relief front had bought U.S.-Nigerian relations close to the breaking point and thus the United States should maintain the lowest of profiles until the irritations recently created had subsided somewhat. He noted that the feeding problem was being addressed with increasing effectiveness.

      Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, POL 1 Nigeria-US. Secret; Immediate; Eyes Only.

  • The Kissinger telephone conversation transcripts consist of approximately 20,000 pages of transcripts of Kissinger’s telephone conversations during his tenure as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1969-1974) and Secretary of State (1973-1974) during the administration of President Richard Nixon. Visit the finding aid for more information.

    Digitized versions of many of these transcripts can be found on the Yale University Library website.

Audiovisual Holdings

  • The White House Photo Office collection consists of photographic coverage of President Richard Nixon meeting with prominent social, political, and cultural personalities; speaking engagements and news conferences of the President and various high-ranking members of the White House staff and Cabinet; Presidential domestic and foreign travel, including Presidential vacations; social events and entertainment involving the First Family, including entertainers present; official portraits of the President, First Family, and high-ranking members of the Nixon administration; the 1969 and 1973 Inaugurals; the President’s 1972 Presidential election campaign appearances (including speeches) and other official activities of the White House staff and the President’s Cabinet from January 20, 1969 until August 9, 1974 at the White House and the Old Executive Office Building; other locations in Washington, DC, such as The Mall; and the Presidential retreats in Camp David, Maryland, Key Biscayne, Florida, and San Clemente, California. Visit the finding aid to learn more.

    Roll WHPO-2957 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: Color

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2957-01-30, Press Secretary Ron Ziegler and family on the beach at Key Biscayne. 2/15/1970, Key Biscayne, FL beach area. Mr. And Mrs. Ron Ziegler and children.

    Roll WHPO-2958 Photographer: Atkins, Oliver | Color or B&W: B&W

    • Frame(s): WHPO-2958-01-02, President Nixon and family arriving at Key Biscayne. 2/15/1970, Key Biscayne, Florida Helipad. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2958-03-05, Light fixtures at Miami Press center. 2/15/1970, Miami, FL Miami Press Center. none.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2958-07-14, Ronald Ziegler and family on the beach at Key Biscayne. 2/15/1970, Key Biscayne, FL beach area. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Ziegler and children.
    • Frame(s): WHPO-2958-16-17, President Nixon and family deplaning at Andrews Air Force Base. 2/15/1970, Washington, D.C. Andrews Air Force Base. President Nixon, Pat Nixon, Julie Eisenhower, David Eisenhower.

Context (External Sources)